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Monster Hunter World is Now Addicting

I’ve come full circle in Monster Hunter. At first it was so confusing it wasn’t fun. Then it was fun but I couldn’t find a weapon. Then I found a weapon, liked it, then hated it. I’m finally playing with a weapon I absolutely love, fighting bosses successfully without dying at all, and making some major progress in the game.

I’m using the Lance. It’s an awesome weapon because it provides me the perfect balance of defense and offense. No, it won’t come close to the damage of some weapons, but I can always stand on top of the monster and never have to retreat. Learning the monster’s moves, I can simply guard myself into invulnerability. Counter attacks and charging make for a fun meta. I also love mounting after a charge, and find it easier than any other form of mounting.

Most things are starting to make a lot of sense to me. I’ve figured out the weapon crafting. You basically want one of every element and status effect type, and you want to upgrade those as much as you can. Armor is there I’m still really, really confused. Do I bother spending my materials in low tier? Do they carry over to high tier? The gear really doesn’t offer much for me yet because I know that high tier (which I’m just about to be in low high tier) starts to give some serious skills and benefits.

I’m cultivating, trading, sending my palico army out to get stuff, and completing lots of hunts.

I’m easily putting in 2-3 hours a day into MHW. It’s addicting now. Very glad I stuck with it.

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Remastering / Re-Releasing Games is a Big Business

If I haven’t spent more money rebuying games in the past year than I’ve spent on new games then it has to be really, really close.

There’s a really big trend in the past few years toward re-releasing or remastering past games. Even the most recent Nintendo Direct was all about re-releasing games like Dark Souls, and they also recently released Skyrim (which itself has had numerous releases). Nintendo is leading this phenom with their NES and SNES classic systems and console tempting lots of games to release again.

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Titan Quest Coming to Consoles in 2018

I thought this was really cool and really, really weird.

Titan Quest is coming to… Console? I mean … Console!  I don’t know how I feel about that, but I love Titan Quest and I was just talking yesterday about how much I wanted a good RTS to come to the Switch. Oh yeah, did I mentioned console includes the Switch — though there’s no announced date for the Switch and the other systems will see a release on March 20, 2018.

Curiously, the newest expansion (Ragnarok) isn’t included. Perhaps a separate purchase in the future? I’m not sure I understand that decision because most people (myself included) would be much more inclined to go back and buy the game a second or third time on a console if we were enticed by the newest expansion we hadn’t played before.

I’m also curious why it’s going to be a physical disc release instead of a digital download. Seems like an unnecessary added cost to everyone involved to buy a $30 version of the game when it’s on Steam for $20.

And the need for a collector’s edition with gimmicky additions is a little strange to me, but lately CE’s haven’t made sense to me for any game.

Titan Quest for consoles is already available for pre-order on Amazon.

Check out all the details below:

Standard Edition contains:
– Contains Titan Quest and Immortal Throne
RRP: EUR/USD 29.99, £26.99
Platforms: PS4™ system, Xbox One

Collector’s Edition contains:
Link to Mockup: http://n.thq.com/mKUS30hc2cy
– Contains Titan Quest and Immortal Throne
– Replica of a Greek war helmet, 23cm (9,06 inches)
– Notepad
– Premium Box
RRP consoles: EUR/USD 119.99, £104.99
RRP PC: EUR/USD 109.99, £99.99
Platforms: PC, PS4™ system, Xbox One

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Looks Wonderful

Short and sweet tonight, guys. 

Red Dead Redemption 2 looks nothing short of amazing, and I don't even have the privilege of having played the original. That's right, this was one of those 'I watched Graev play it' titles.

Over the past 4 years I have gone back and played many games that Graev played while I watched, and I guess this is going to have to be one of them. Every time I go back and play, I end up loving them even more than he did.

Red Dead Redemption 2 definitely has a visual appeal, a setting appeal, and I bet it even has a gameplay appeal for me. I enjoy the wild west, and I love me a good story.

Now the big question... 

Where and how do I get the original? I don't want to play it on PS3. I'd rather play on PS4 or Xbox One.  Looking like it's $24'ish as a digital purchase from Microsoft. Any other recommendations?

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